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Enough of The Right Foods

This infographic is based on webinars by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation FEEDING THE WORLD Issues and solutions for food and nutrition professionals. This includes 66 million school-children. 23 million in Africa alone. We live in a food insecure world. 1 in 9 people on the planet suffer from hunger. These people lack food security. To fight this unrelenting threat we must look at three challenges: Getting enough food Getting the right foods Protecting our planet 1. Getting Enough Food How Deadly is Hunger? Hunger causes more deaths annually than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. 1 Malnutrition is the cause of death for 45% of children under five or 3.1 million annually. 1 Does the World Produce Enough Food? Yes! Enough food is produced to feed the entire world population, but many people still go hungry.? WORLD POPULATION: 7 BILLION PEOPLE illh O-JO So why are so many people hungry? There are many factors, but poverty makes a significant impact. Out of 7 billion: 1.2 billion live on less than $1.25 per day. 2.4 billion live on less than $2 per day. 1 out of every 8 people in the world cannot afford 1,800 calories per day. Most hunger problems can be solved with $2 a day, but malnutrition, which plagues roughly 2 billion people, would remain a problem. $1.25 $2.00 2. Getting The Right Foods 1 in 3 people are deficient in micronutrients like zinc, iodine, vitamin C and other essential vitamins and minerals.5 Not all foods are created equal. Quantity is only one part of the equation. Nutrition is just as important for maintaining health. In the United States, 80% of girls and 75% of boys ages 4 to 18 have inadequate intake of calcium, and nearly half of all kids' diets are deficient in Vitamin D.6 Lacking these nutrients can cause serious harm to children and adults. Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children. Iron deficiency causes anemia in 2 billion people worldwide. Fact: Night blindness is a significant public health concern for preschool age children in 45 countries and Fact: Anemia affects 30% of pregnant women in 66 countries. women and 47% of children. However, while we feed ourselves, we have to protect the planet. 3. Protecting Our Planet We currently consume resources 1.5 times quicker than the Earth can replenish. By 2050, we will consume at 2 times the pace. As our population grows, natural resources are being stretched. 9.7 billion 8 billion people on the panet by 2025 As estimated by the World Bank/OECD. III 7.2 billion Earth can't keep up. Over the next 40 years, we will need as much food as we have produced in the last 8,000. In 10 years, at least 3.5 billion people could experience water scarcity. 10 It's a race against the clock. We need... More fruits and More grain per acre. More milk per cow. vegetables per acre. We need more of everything, with higher efficiency and lower cost. That's what we get from agricultural advances.1 In addition, they work to reduce the need for fertilizer, develop technology to conserve resources, and breed crops to resist drought and other threats while Farmers and the agricultural industry are already taking the lead in protecting the planet. They strive to producing more. • Improve production and protect crops and livestock. • Preserve soil health. • Prevent water contamination. But more needs to be done. That's where you come in. How can you help? • Hold events connecting RDNS with farmers, processors, and researchers • Promote the Food Waste Challenge There are many ways food and nutritional professionals can get involved. • Volunteer for Ag in the Classroom • Host a "Farm to Table" dinner • Fight to change public policy • Volunteer for Farm to School programs farmtoschool/farmschool • Share reputable resources on social media Educate yourself and others Feeding America Get involved! Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (HEN) Find your local food bank yourlocalfoodbank/ Food & Culinary Professionals (FCP) Ag • Subgroup Support your community Summer feeding programs American Overseas Dietetic Association Local food pantry offerings Community gardens Future of Food recorded webinars Produce sharing projects Consumer education World Wildlife Fund Donate time and resources Learn more about organizations advocating and taking action on these issues. Action without Borders Food and Agriculture Organization Oxfam America United Nations Children's Fund Bread for the World Catholic Relief services (UNICEF) World Food Program World Health Organization (WHO) Sensible Table Congressional Hunger Center The Hunger Project Read more about the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation here: Sources 1) World Food Programme. Hunger Webpage. Hunger Statistics. Accessed 11-20-2014. 2) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO in North America webpage. Accessed 11-20-2014. 3) Economic and Social Development Department. FAO Corporate Document Repository. The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2000. Accessed 2-3-2015. 4) Shah A. Poverty Facts and Stats. Global Issues. January 7, 2013. Accessed 2-3-2015. 5) NHD/SDE/WHO. Turning the Tide of Malnutrition, Responding to the Challenge of the 21st Century. 00.7.pdf?ua=1. Accessed 12-12-2014. 6) U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010. Accessed 3-9-15. dietaryguidelines/dga2010/dietaryguidelines2010.pdf 7) WHO. Global prevalence of vitamin A deficiency in populations at risk 1995-2005. WHO Global Database on Vitamin A Deficiency. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2009. 8) Kassebaum NJ, Jasrasaria R, Naghavi M, et al. A systematic analysis of global anemia burden from 1990-2010. Blood. 2014; 123 (5): 615 - 624.!po=21.4286 9) Living Planet Report 2014. WWF in collaboration with Global Footprint Network, Water Footprint Network and ZSL Living Conservation 10) United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs webpage. World population projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. projectedtoreach96billionby2050.html 11) The National Academy of Sciences. (2010). Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century. National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. This infographic was developed as part of the Future of Food initiativethrough an educational grant to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundationfrom Elanco. eat Academy of Nutrition right. and Dietetics Foundation Future of Food Initiative

Enough of The Right Foods

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Feeding the world,issues and solutions for food and nutrition professionals.We live in a food insecure world,1 in 9 people suffer from hunger. This info-graph describes the current food issues we are ...






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